The Boy Who Rushed

One of the best and most awarded Croatian documentaries made in the first years of the millennium.

An intimate story about the author's search for her brother who went missing in action during war in Croatia in 1991. In a way, the film is a follow-up of the author's grandmother whose husband was killed in World War II. For the rest of her life the grandmother was awaiting his return. The Boy Who Rushed won numerous national and international awards, including the annual Vladimir Nazor Award for Film.

It was shown at more than twenty international festivals. In 2001, it was Croatian candidate for Oscar for Best Documentary Film. The Boy Who Rushed is one of the best and most awarded Croatian documentaries in the past two decades.


Biljana Čakić

From the beginning of her filmmaking career, Biljana Čakić-Veselič has been preoccupied with the Croatian war. Her intimate documentary, ''The Boy Who Rushed'', is considered as one of the best Croatian documentaries of the new millennium.
Original title: Dečko kojem se žurilo
Year of production: 2001.
Screening time: 53'
Format: DVCam, 35 mm
Production: Factum
Co-financiers: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Jan Vrijman Fund
Written and directed by: Biljana Čakić-Veselič
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Predrag Vekić, Boris Krstinić
Edited by: Uja Irgolič
Original score: Stampedo
Sound dubbing: Mladen Škalec
Sound recording: Bojan Gabrić, Bojana Krstinić
Assistant director: Ana Šetka
Production assistant: Dana Budisavljević

Festivals & Awards:

Ann Arbor Film Festival; Athens International Film Festival; Balkan Black Box, Berlin; Days of Croatian Film 2001. – Grand Prix, Best Documentary Film, Best Directing, Golden Oil Lamp; DOKMA; Festival Des Cinemas Differents, Paris; Festival of Festivals, Denmark; IDFA  (Jan Vrijman Selection); International Documentary Exhibit Of Bogota; Krakow International Short Film Festival; Motovun Film Festival; Mediteran FF, Široki Brijeg; Off Dialogue Through Film - On The Road Film Festival, 2002; Annual Vladimir Nazor Award for Film; One World Human Rights Film Festival (Prague, Belgrade, Prishtina, Bratislava); Palić International Film Festival; See Docs, Dubrovnik  – First Prize; The Images Festival Toronto – Best International Film; Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival; Verzio FF; Vivisect FF; Female Authors' Marathon 2003. (Pula Book Fair); Humanity in the World Festival 2003, Stockholm  - Silver Diploma